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Starting my first build here (not just the water cooling, but everything) and to be honest I am a bit overwhelmed at the amount of stuff I have to do that I have not yet done in my other computers.

Well step 1, I'm hung up already.. Went to install my Apogee GT on my 1090t/crosshair iv formula and it seems everything is not compatible.

The instructions included with the apogee say that removing the motherboard from the case is not necessary because of the nuts that pass through the motherboard. So, no back plate is needed. Well here is my problem, I have no nuts going through my motherboard, so the block has nothing to screw onto.

I bought the apogee and the 1090t from a user here who used them together, so I thought they were 100% compatible but I guess it involves the type of motherboard you have too?

Am I missing something here, or will these parts just not work together?

Sorry for the noob questions, but I am new to all of this and a bit stressed to be honest.
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post #2 of 14
it will work, but you will need to remove your board, as well as the stock AMD mounting hardware. then you need to get 4 fairly long bolts and put them through the back of the board. 4 holes on the waterblock mounting plate should line up no problems, then use nuts to hold it down. the Swiftech Apogee GT is pretty much universal
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
...I have no nuts...

Couldn't resist!



BTW, I got married a few months ago and my wife took mine too.....it happens...
    
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post #4 of 14
Don't forget to use plastic standoffs or washers to prevent the bolts from short-circuiting your board.
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post #5 of 14
I'm the one that sold him the parts...

Anyways. What you need to do is remove just the plastic AMD hold down (on the CPU side of the board) and leave the factory backplate alone. Then use the four screws I shipped with the block (not the factory ones that came off the factory plastic hold down) and the four black plastic spacers go between the ear of the block and the board.. Tighten the screws with equal pressure until they are all the way tight. I'm going to see if I have a pic of it installed and I'll post back in a minute.
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Here it is....



post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
, but you will need to remove your board,
Not with this block.
post #8 of 14
Did you swap the backplate? or get an AM3 mounting plate and bracket with the block?
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Theory View Post
Did you swap the backplate? or get an AM3 mounting plate and bracket with the block?
As said above, the factory AM3 backplate gets used with this block.....
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Here it is....



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